Eagle’s nest was located twenty miles from Fort Braggon along the Skunk Train Route. Eagle’s Nest was on the north side of the tracks across from Rest Haven just east of Camp 7. The annual Union Lumber Company picnic was held there every year. Hank Simonson (a club member who has passed) was a regular on the picnic … Continue reading
The aren’t many rainbows along the Mendocino Coast. My Grandma used to tell me that a rainbow meant that it was a monkey’s birthday. To this day I am still wondering what she really meant. Never mind all that – here are two remarkable photos:
I have been pawing through Lynn Catlett’s marvelous “You must be from Mendocino if …….” when I came across this killer diller of a pic:
Alas, I do not have dates for these two pics.
Here is the pic that appeared in the Westport Wave of September 1, 2013: Two bridges at the same time? Er, no. Let Thad Van Beuren, archaeologist and local author, explain: “Jan Haagen-Smit shared the image above of two former bridges over the lower Ten Mile River. I’m guessing this was taken around the time … Continue reading
I recently posted a blog about young great white sharks taking roost in Monterrey Bay. In the blog is a phrase “White Shark Cafe.” My curiosity. knowing no bounds. wanted to know more. This (edited) page from the Schmidt Ocean Institute provided me with part of the answer: “The white shark is among the most … Continue reading
When I saw the photo below I immediately remembered my grandmother telling me that I was born under a gooseberry bush. When I was in my teens I was told that the expression meant a person was born out of wedlock. It seems both “stories” are for the birds. Apparently ‘‘Gooseberry bush’’ was 19th-century slang … Continue reading
The world’s largest steam engine is making its way across the country, attracting crowds in cities and small towns wherever it goes. The steam engine’s name is Big Boy, and he is a very big boy.The occasion for Big Boy’s restoration was the 150th anniversary of the completion of the 1,900-mile Transcontinental Railroad in Promontory Summit, … Continue reading